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virginia than into the officer patrol car. fatal crash occurred the night of july 26 2006. here at cambridge and fulton streets. he was in the stolen van with two ovrments he led police on high speed car chase after committing a string of robberies. they wound their way from highway 280 through city streets. impact of the crash turned his police cruiser on to the sidewalk. burke had been on the force 5 years at the time he was stationed at bay view police station. fellow officers were lived when they found out that pat was out on bail in the murder happened. >> i will find out why this piece of garbage was not incarcerated. >>reporter: today dozens of officers packed the courtroom to show their support for their fallen comrade. pat broke down and cried softly after the verdict was read. outside the courtroom officer burke's father spoke of for giveness if since the murder occurred during a robbery, this is a special circumstances case which means that the defendant could get life without parole. sentencing set for next month. 2 others in the van with him that night are awa
with the murder of a virginia man will return to court for a month and a half for another hearing. they entered not guilty pleas yesterday to charges they shot and killed 45-year-old man during a robbery in july. he was in the bay area for a job interview at google. another pick of him here. the two are charged with murder and robbery. police say the couple took $17 during the robbery. >>> petaluma woman was passed out from tequila while her toddler got out of the house. they found the barefoot girl a mile from home. they have uncovered information not included in the initial police report about the mother, 23-year-old that led them to drop the charges against her. >> it appears that an armed robbery in vallejo this month may have been an inside job. two male employees of the park are under arrest. they found a lot of cash in their homes linking them to the robbery. >> the sound of disaster. >>> radio calls of san bruno's first responders had a water shortage and faulty information. >> plus, the family of an imprisoned u.c. berkeley graduate what they are saying you want some fiber one honey cl
. >> now, oprah returns to williamson, west virginia. oprah: do you feel in any way, that you owe that family an apology? >> next "oprah." % >> today on oprah at 4:00, returning to a town that erupted with fear when a patient jumped into a pool 20 years ago. repairless that never took place. a utility watchdog group is out with serious charges. that story and more coming up at 5:00. >> twitter users may notice a big change designed to make it easier to check out photos and video. >> two panes, the left side with familiar time line with tweets you follow, the right side photos, maps and user profile. twitter hopes you'll spend more time on the site with these changes. hasn't happened yet. >> but we'll see. thanks for "know the species, know the stain." lanolin-free coat, i know it's an alpaca. walks in here, looks says "hey look, it's a llama!" cleaning the stain like he would a llama stain. time he's wasting. ♪ call 1-800-steemer ring ring. progresso. everyday i eat your soups , i save a lot of money. that's great. so, your delicious rich and hearty soups have made
a backyard event at a virginia home, there to reintroduce and generate support for the affordable care act, a bill he signed six months ago. the law which officially effect tomorrow allows young adults to stay on their parents' insurance up to the age of 26. insurance companies can no longer drop people when they get sick unless it's a case of fraud. insurers must cover presenttive services such as mammograms and col colon -- colonoscopies. insures can no longer deny coverage for children with preexisting conditions. >> all these things are designed not to have government more involved in healthcare, they're designed to make sure that you have basic protection in your interactions with your insurance company, that you're getting what you pay for. >> one provision in the new law has major insurance companies in california taking drastic measures. anthem blue cross and aetna say they have decided to stop selling children-only policies rather than comply with the law which bars them from rejecting youngster aware preexisting conditions. published reports say that could affect nearly 80,000 ch
to repeal the president's healthcare plans. revealed their pledge to america at a virginia lumberyard. the document will guide them should they gain a majority of seats in the upcoming midterm elections. >> in order to create jobs, we need to end the uncertainty for job creators and the spending spree in washington. reform congress itself. >> democrats dismissed the gop plan as recycled ideas that would make the nation's problems even worse. president obama delivered a major speech of his own today addressing the u.n. general assembly. he urged world leaders to push past years of cynicism and pessimism and press towards middle east peace. the president's challenge weeks after he helped relaunch peace talks between the israelis and the palestinians. >> if an agreement is not reached, palestinians will never know the pride and dignity that comes with their own state. israelis will never know the certainty and security that comes with sovereign and stable neighbors who are committed to coexist. >> on other topics, mr. obama called on iran to improve its intent on nuclear program. the goa
about the economy with local families in albuquerque, des moines and richmond, virginia. also getting help from another heavy hitting on the campaign trail. emily schmidt has more. >> at the end of september, politics. feels like november. >> you ought to be there for him on election day. >> heavy hitters are campaigning in races that would have been a cinch in the past. democrat barney frank has been in congress for 30 years but this year republicans are threatening to take back control of the hill. >> when we don't have people trying to make things work and trying to obstruct, we can provide the economy this country deserves. >> before they have a right to be angry, they have a right to be disappointed but they still have to make a choice. a referendum is a choice between two candidates. >> bill clinton stumped in two states this weekend. he hit four states he won in the past. >> it means there's no such thing as a state's state for democrats this year. no such thing as a dark blue state. no such thing as a safe slam dunk election. >> both parties are focussed on the economy and who
. >>> president obama visits fairfax, virginia, where he will meet with a local family in their home before hosting a discussion on the economy with families from the area. >>> ntsb investigators are set to begin reconstructing a natural gas pipeline that exploded into that giant deadly fireball which leveled an entire neighborhood in san bruno, california. >>> fire crews in colorado are battling a second major wildfire in the foothills. at least one home in loveland has been destroyed and others are threatened. >>> and television history will be made today as oprah winfrey begins her 25th and final season on the air. most of the guest list is top secret but we do know that the queen will dance on stage with actor john travolta. >> she'll be keeping busy, january 1st, own, oprah winfrey network launches on cable. >> for some of you your local news is next. >>> from ground zero. you a survive tree retrieved from the ashes and about to be regaining its place. morning pain slow you down? ♪ introducing bayer am, an extra strength pain reliever with alertness aid, specially formulated to fight
with middle class voters in fairfax, virginia, today. >> i'm a massage therapist. >> i've got a crick in my neck. >> i bet you do. >> reporter: and there he continued to push the idea that republicans have a stranglehold on a middle class tax cut and are holding it hostage until it's extended to wealthier americans as well. >> because wages and incomes had flat-lined for middle class families, they should definitely get an extension of the tax cuts that were instituted in 2001, 2003. >> reporter: over the weekend, house republican leader john boehner essentially gave in, saying he'd go along with continuing those bush tax cuts for middle-class voters, even if the cuts for higher wage earners are allowed to expire. >> if the only option i have is to vote for some of those tax reductions, i'll vote for them. >> reporter: but today, leader boehner realized he was out on a limb all by himself. senate republican leader mitch mcconnell said senate republicans are united against any tax increase. >> only in washington could someone propose a tax hike as an antidote to a recession and this is no sm
the violence unfolded. jim? >> reporter: diane, since the virginia tech shooting, johns hopkins has had an emergency plan in place for a shooting like this. today, we saw it kick into action. s.w.a.t. teams and a hospital on lockdown. for more than two hours, johns hopkins was under siege. >> they moved us all from the front side of the building which faces the hospital to the back. none of us could be by any windows. >> reporter: you had to be scared. >> yeah, it was scary. >> reporter: the standoff began just after 11:00 a.m. outside room 873 of the spinal surgery wing. as dr. david cohen updated 49-year-old warren pardus on his mother jean's operation. >> he became emotionally distraught and reacted. >> reporter: pardus then grew a semiautomatic handgun and shot the doctor once in the abdomen, at close range. >> mr. davis was last seen running into the room, brandishing the handgun in the direction of his mother, who was confined to the bed. >> reporter: at 1:30 p.m., police sent in a camera-equipped robot, which found both pardus and his mother dead, shot in the head. we don't know
, virginia. here the investigators say they plan to reassemble the pieces and test the components in an effort to understand exactly what led to last week's explosion and fire. the ntsb said a final report on that blast could take a year to complete. and you can find fire dispatch audio recordings from the night the fire broke out as well as resources for residents and information on how to help. on our website at abc7news.com. well, students at an elementary school in san bruno are being sent home for the day after reports of a gas smell in the school rattled a lot of nerves. police and firefighters chose to evacuate the children after getting the first report of a gas smell this morning. pg&e investigators now believe the smell was the result of a heater being turned on after not having been used for a while. students moved off to miles drive where parents are arriving to pick them up and take them home. >> the danger has just ended at a prestigious hospital in baltimore, maryland. a gunman who shot a doctor at johns hopkins hospital has just been shot and killed by police. all
. the boise state-virginia tech game gave some local sports fans a glimpse into the future. david louie went to a san leandro sports bar where the game was televised in 3-d. >> they're not the most stylish glasses but definitely the newest status symbol. ricky's sport and grill got its 3-d tv set six months ago. >> it's like you're right there. >> that's what we saw one customer trying to do. no grabbing the players. sporting events with stimulating tv set sales. four companies are making them, l. g., panasonic, samsung and sony. a 3-d set and surround sound system can run from two to $6,000. >> the really awesome thing is with all your 3-d tv's, you can see your 2-d action as well. all blu-ray movies and standard definition can be viewed on your 3-d tv. >> special glasses add to the cost. they run from $100 to $150. one comes as a set. free glasses for movie theaters won't work for tv. 3-d sets make up sales for one-third of sets. while they wow first-time viewers, some say they will postpone taking the plunge. >> what we saw here is just the beginning of it. they come out every six months
kickoff last week but one game was watched with probably more interest than most. the boise state/virginia tech game gave some local sports fans a glimpse into the future. david louie went to a san leandro sports bar where the game was televised in 3-d. >> they're not the most stylish glasses but definitely the newest status symbol. ricky's sports theater and grill got their set six months ago. >> you can reach out and touch somebody. >> that's what we saw one customer trying to do. no grabbing the players, buddy! stimulating tv set sales. four companies are making them, l. g., panasonic, samsung and sony. the screens range from 42 to 55 inches. a 3-d set and surround sound system can run from two to $6,000. >> the really awesome thing is with all your 3-d tv's you can see your action as well, all blu-ray movies and standard definition can be viewed on your 3-d tv. >> special 3-d glasses add to the cost. run from $100 to $150. one comes with a set so you have to buy additional ones for family and guests. 3-d's movie theaters won't work with tv's. make up all v set sales but expected to rea
but one game was watched with more interest than most. boise-virginia tech game gave a glimpse in the future. david louie went to a sports bar where the game was televised in 3-d. >> they are not the most stylish glasses but its status symbol. they got 3-d tv set. >> the perspective is so great. it's like you can reach out and touch somebody. >> that is what we saw one customer trying to do. best buy says four companies are making them. the screens range from 42 to 55 inches and a 3-d set and dvd player and surround system can run from $2,000 to $6,000. >> the content is blend but awesome thing with all the 3-d tv you can see the 2-d action so blu-ray movies can be viewed on 3-d tv. >> special glasses also add to the cost. they run from up to $150. you have to buy additional ones for family and guest. 3-d tvs make up 1.4% of sales right now but they are expected to reach 40% in four years. some say they will postpone taking a plunge. >> we just saw the beginning of it. we're here to come out every six months like a cell phone with upgrades. >> you might want to hold off for a l
with murder of a virginia man will return to court for another hearing. they entered not guilty pleas to charges they shot a man during a robbery in july. he was in the bay area for a job interview with gool. they charged with murder and robbery. they say the couple took $17 from him during the robbery. >> a petaluma woman who was passed out from tequila after the toddler left the home, they have uncovered information not included in the initial police report about the mother, 23-year-old laura rendon. that led them to drop the charges against her. >>> bloomberg business report is straight ahead. >> this it appears it's a natural gas explosion. >> frantic radio calls at san bruno's first responders battle water shortage and faulty water shortage and faulty information barbara boxer. she fought to get our veterans the first full combat care center in california. her after school law's keeping a million kids off the street and out of gangs. and she's fighting every day to create new jobs. boxer: i'm working to make california the leader in clean energy, to jump-start our small businesse
. the latest on these stories at 6:00. >> the state of virginia has excused the first woman to face capital punishment in the u.s. in five years. 41-year-old theresa lewis died by lethal injection. she was convicted of enticing two men to shoot her son and husband while sleeping. she apologized before her execution. >> a ruling of a federal judge could throw out the "don't ask, don't tell" policy once and for all. the judge ruled it was unconstitutional two weeks ago and could issue an injunction on the ban on openly gay troops but the obama administration filed motions yesterday to block such an injunction. the white house says the legal filing follows government procedure and does not detract from the president's efforts for congress to throw out the "don't ask, don't tell." >> the faa, a u.s. airway jet is the yellow line in this animation. the red line is a cargo plane that took off on a parallel runway almost the same time. the planes were in thick cloud cover and didn't see each other but came so close as you can see the u.s. airways pilot to hear the cargo plane passing him. >> off t
as many times as we want. >> reporter: the racist, obscene calls continued. in virginia, in a case of mistaken identity, another customer had similar rough found tactics. >> can't pick up the phone now? huh? what? little punk. >> reporter: brocks said he received calls like that for months until they finally realized they had the wrong bank of america customer. >> i had no way to put an end to the phone calls. >> reporter: the calls to the bank of america customers came from a debt collection agency, a. c. t. in texas. one of the debt collectors who made the offensive calls, a company supervisor, testified in a lawsuit that he was hired there just seven months after leaving prison. >> a prison mentality. these are the people a.c.t. chose to hire to collect debt for bank of america. >> reporter: the company says the callers were rogue operators and it has since improved oversight. >> what happened did not represent the policies and the work that our employees do. >> reporter: but a jury held both the callers and a.c.t. responsible in a verdict of more than $1.5 million. yet, bank of
an abc news consultant. he joins us from virginia. richa >> good morning, dan. >> so, even though this koran burning has been called off, do you think the damage has been done? has it made us less safe, do you think? >> it's made us a lot less safe. whenever we do things that support bin laden's theory, that america is at war with islam, that strengthens his recruitment process. so, he's probably recruited thousands of more adherents over the last few weeks, while we argued about a mosque in new york and koran burning. >> there was all this talk when president obama was inaugurated. here's a man whose middle name is hussein. he's spent part of his childhood in a muslim country. he's made a lot of effort to reach out to the muslim world. and in fact, gave an impassioned set of statements on this very issue yesterday. has none of that helped? >> it did help. when he said in his inaugural address, america is not at war with islam, that helped a lot. but the recent controversies have undone all that. and the average muslim in indonesia, or india, or pakistan, could be forgiven for thi
't. >> in virginia today the president called on senate republicans to join democrats in passing this bill. and also extending the bush-era tax cuts for middle class. republicans say tax cuts should be extend forward all americans and including those making more than $200,000 a year. >> i'm introducing legislation ensuring no one in this country will pay higher income taxes next year than they are now. >> republicans say rizing taxes on those making more than $200,000 would kill johns. the owner of sf party agrees. >> in my opinion, i believe it will. i think threshold of $200,000 or $250,000 is too low. >> saying it ought to be $1 million per year. speaker pelosi argues most cuts for the wealthy would go go to people making that much. >> 80% of the republicans cuts through the risk go to people making over $1 million per year. >> pelosi says tax breaks offered to small businesses more than haik up for increase in personal income tax. >> in san mateo one of the parters in a real estate development company tells me tax cuts for everyone ought to be eliminated. >> we're spending more than we have. and
woman executeded in the u.s. in five years was put to death late last night in virginia. 41-year-old theresa lewis died by injection at the greenville correctional center. she was convicted of hiring two men to shot her husband and son while they were sleeping so she could collect on a million dollar life insurance payout. she apologized it the moments before the execution. the first time they have executed a woman in a century. >> dugard expected back in court possibly to enter an insanity plea. phillip garrido's attorney may announce her client is mentally incompetent to stand trial. if the judge agrees to order a mental evaluation, it will put an immediate stop to the proceedings and could delay the case for years. both garrido and his wife nancy have pleaded not guilty. if garrido's found incompetent, he will be sent to a state medical facility until he is competent to stand trial. >> police at san jose city college have added extra patrols and warning women to be extra aware of their surroundings this morning. that follows an assault on a female student tuesday afternoon on
york city area. they started in ohio. moved think west virginia. and all the way, along the way, there was damage with very powerful storms. live shot out of cleveland, ohio, this morning. we'll show you the same scene. here's what happens now, through the midwest today. there are more storms in line today. we think from the des moines area toward kansas city, there will be powerful storms. chicagoland, the storms will roll north of you there. elsewhere around the nation, there's one or two places we want to highlight. the heat continues throughout the deep south. we have the rain that started yesterday and continues today in the northwest. we're five days away from fall. and it sure will feel like fall throughout the weekend in the new york city area. by the way, rough rip currents this weekend, all along the eastern seaboard, as the big storm, igor, passes by, and all that weather was brought to you by whisk laundry detergent. george? >> thank you, sam. >>> when we come back, nap time. why more companies say it's okay to sleep on the job. stains, down to a science. nouncer ] w
: the president met with middle-class voters in fairfax, virginia. >> i'm a massage therapist. >> i've got a crick in my neck right here. >> i bet you do. >> reporter: and there he continued to push the idea that republicans have a stranglehold on a middle-class tax cut and are holding it hostage until it's extended to wealthier americans as well. >> because wages and incomes had flatlined for middle-class families, they should definitely get an extension of the tax cuts that were instituted in 2001, 2003. >> reporter: over the weekend house republican leader john boehner essentially gave in, saying he'd go along with continuing those bush tax cuts for middle-class voters even if the cuts for higher wage earners are allowed to expire. >> if the only option i have is to vote for some of those tax reductions, i'll vote for them. >> reporter: but leader boehner realized he was out on a limb all by himself. senate republican leader mitch mcconnell said senate republicans are united against any tax increase. >> only in washington could someone propose a tax hike as an ant
is in sterling, virginia, where the announcement will be made later. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, robin. the republicans are coming out here to tart lumber to try to do what they did when they won the house in 1994, which is to offer a specific plan of action for a republican congress. republicans spent much of the past two years, opposing president obama's big initiatives. >> hell no you can't! >> we're the party of no. on this bill, hell, no. >> the party of no? we're the party of hell no. >> reporter: now, house republicans are coming up with a "pledge to america" and effort to get beyond the party of no and what they call a new governing agenda for america. what they would do if they were in control of congress. at the top of the list, permanently extend the bush tax cut, all of them. including those on the wealthy. cancel all unspent stimulus spending. as off today, $258 billion of the $814 billion of the stimulus has not been spent. repeal the obama health care bill. replacing it with republican proposals, including limits on malpractice lawsuits. block obama's plan to move
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